Joyce E. Brooks

Joyce E. Brooks has lived in Birmingham, Alabama since 1991. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from the University of South Alabama and a Master’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She retired from Alabama Power Company in 2012.

After being diagnosed with stage one breast cancer in 2008 and being declared cancer free in 2009, she made a promise to LIVE- love, inspire, vision and enjoy.

Joyce began painting in 2010. Ironically, she started painting from a suggestion of the local artist, Jennifer Harwell.  During a charity event, the guests were given the opportunity to paint on canvas.  This was the first time Joyce had picked up a paintbrush since elementary school.   After looking at the painting for a moment, Jennifer asked, “How long have you been painting?” Joyce response was, “45 minutes”.  She has been painting ever since.

Painting with acrylics has given Joyce a new creative outlet.   She describes her art as an external expression of what she values on the inside i.e. family, God’s creations and humor.  Through her art, Joyce hopes to encourage others to live and value life each day.

Contact Information:

Website: www.selfinflictedoverload.com

Email: jepettwa@bellsouth.net

Phone: (205) 529-6471

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